Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads Seeks Veteran Family for New Home
NORFOLK (July 19, 2018) -- Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads (Habitat SHR) is seeking a qualified veteran family to become owner of a 1,200 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath new home to be built in Chesapeake. The family must include a member who is a veteran, reservist or on active duty permanently assigned to the South Hampton Roads area. Families headed by widows and widowers of veterans are also eligible.
To purchase the house, the applicant cannot earn more than 80% of the Area Medium Income (AMI) for South Hampton Roads, which is $54,000 for a family of three. All Habitat SHR homeowners must have good credit and the ability to cover a monthly mortgage payment, which would be no more than 30 percent of the buyer’s income.
The applicant would also have to take home buying courses and commit at least 200 “sweat equity” hours by either participating in the construction or volunteering in the Habitat for Humanity Restore, the organization’s nonprofit home improvement retail outlet and donation center.
This project, which is part of the Habitat for Heroes initiative, is sponsored in part by a generous commitment from the First Settlers Region of the Porsche Club of America, a diverse group of auto enthusiasts that supports charitable causes.
The year 2018 marks Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads’ 30th anniversary as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Since its founding in 1988, Habitat SHR has built over 220 homes in Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, including ten through the Habitat for Heroes initiative, which offers affordable housing solutions for veteran families in the South Hampton Roads community.
To apply for the home, please contact Dan Lear, Director of Development and Communications at 757-690-9025 or Dan.Lear@shrhabitat.org.